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3800 East Genesee Street • Syracuse, NY 13214
Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Update - 7-6-17


THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE – July 9th, at 10:30 am  

Jesus Christ and the Politics of Meat, or the Idolatry of the Slaughterhouse

Gabor Hardy and Randy Archambault (Worship Associate)


Have you ever wondered about the ancient directive “Thou shalt not kill”? Who or what is included and who or what is left out? Let us explore this admonition more fully and discover some answers. Join us this Sunday as we reflect on the value of a vegetarian lifestyle.




Nan Gartner fell in her house on June 20th, and injured her hip. She is now recuperating at home after a stay in rehab facility. She can be contacted at (315) 637-0890. If you wish to send a card, her address is 504 Kimry Moor, Fayetteville, New York 13066.




Please consider volunteering to co-host coffee hour in July or August (or both!). See Don MacKay in the Social Hall on any Sunday or email him at to sign up. 




Your Search Committee seeks your convictions, desires, and comments about the new minister we're pursuing. We're sending a survey to everyone soon for your input. We're also arranging several "cottage meetings" with Search Committee Members. Please join us at one or more of the following (More cottage meetings TBA!):


•  July 15th, Saturday, 8am-9:30am in the Memorial Room with Peter Colman & breakfast bagels, fruit and coffee; R.S.V.P. to or text 315-345-7111;


•  July 23rd, Sunday, 11:45am-1:15pm in the Memorial Room with Don Milmore & 'crumptious cookies; R.S.V.P. to or call 315-692-2115;


•  July 29th, Saturday, 8am-9:30am in the Memorial Room with Peter Colman & breakfast bagels, fruit and coffee; R.S.V.P. to or text 315-345-7111;


•  August 5th, Saturday, 12pm-2:00pm—Beach Bash @ Green Lakes with Larissa Brenner & fruit salad, sandwiches, sodas; R.S.V.P. to;


•  August 8th, Taco Tuesday, 6pm-8:00pm @ the home of Eliza Bailey with Stephanie Cross & tasty tacos; R.S.V.P. to;


•  August 10th, Thursday, 6pm-8:00pm @ home of Rob Neimeier & savory selections; R.S.V.P. to




May Memorial will be volunteering at the Samaritan Center on Saturday, July 22nd, from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. If you are interested in being a part of this important work in our community please contact Julie Daniel at  or (315) 622-3423. If you are unable to volunteer, please consider making a financial contribution to support our ongoing work at the Samaritan Center. You can write your check to May Memorial and put “Homeless & Hungry” on the memo line of your check. Thanks so much! ~ Julie Daniel, Coordinator, MMUUS Homeless & Hungry Program.




UUs from all over central New York will be gathering on our beautiful lawn to celebrate, worship, sing, picnic and network this summer.


Visit to get a detailed agenda for the day and to register for this free and family friendly event.


If you would like to get involved in the planning and preparation for the day, contact Alexa Carter at




September 15-17, 2017


New and returning families, individuals and people of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Fall family weekend at Unirondack. Since 2008, this intergenerational Unirondack weekend has been a source of early fall community building for our UU congregations. This year, it is scheduled for Friday, September 15th (starting at 4:00) through Sunday, September 17th, 2017 (ending around 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm). Unirondack is a UU Camp and Conference Center, 2 - 2.5  hour drive from Syracuse in the western Adirondacks, near Lowville, NY. To see the Unirondack facilities/environment, the website


There are cabins and heated sleeping spaces with indoor bathroom facilities. People hike, bike, read, play games, go boating, talk, nap, arts, crafts, sport games or just sit by the lake soaking in the beauty. Group activities are encouraged and are led by the weekend participants. 


The 2017 cost will be: $65/PP for those over 10 years old; Children 3-10 years $62 ; Children under 3 are free. The cost to Unirondack is $52 for 2 nights per person; the additional $10-13 is for the 5 meals. This fee is inclusive of 2 nights (F, S) lodging, 3 meals Saturday and Sunday breakfast & lunch. Friday dinner is on your own. (brought in the car, eaten out or cooked there) Snacks and transportation are not included in this rate. Reservations and/or questions, contact Stephanie Cross at  




Please remember to purchase food and toiletry donations for our baskets in the foyer. In doing so, we support those in our community who struggle to have even their basic needs met on a daily basis. Let us all  chose to “walk the talk” as we live our UU principles valuing others and showing compassion.


Some suggested donations: canned fruits, peanut butter, cereals, baby food, macaroni and cheese, easily prepared “quick foods” for teens after school, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, baby wipes, diapers, canned tuna.